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Community Gardens

We support and encourage local groups involved with Community Gardening in our community. Community Gardening is a valuable activity, contributing to the sustainability and well-being of the wider community and providing an extensive range of environmental, social, recreational, health and educational benefits.

What is a Community Garden?

A Community Garden is a unique use of public open space, managed by the community primarily for producing food and contributing to the development of a sustainable urban environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities and contributing to improved health and well-being.

Benefits of Community Gardens

Community gardens offer a range of benefits to local residents including:

  • access to fresh, nutritious food
  • sense of achievement from growing your own food
  • making friends and being part of a group
  • learning gardening skills alongside others
  • learning about shared decision making
  • getting outdoor exercise
  • building a sense of community
  • increasing connection to the environment
  • increasing food security
 Community Gardens Application Form

Please use this form if you are applying to use council land for a community garden. This is not a funding application form.

City of Holdfast Bay Community Gardens Application Form

An important first step is to read the  Community Garden Guidelines  and the two-page leaflet, Information for Applicants. Please arrange a meeting to discuss your proposal with a Council Officer before submitting your completed Application Form to:

Active Communities Team
City of Holdfast Bay
PO Box 19
Brighton SA 5048
Email mail@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Community Gardens Locations in the City of Holdfast Bay

Glenelg North Community Garden
Kibby Reserve
Kibby Ave
Glenelg North SA 5045
Contact: Pam Sando: 0458 422 944
Website: www.gncg.wordpress.com

Further Information

For further information on community gardens, please contact:

Melissa Priest
Community and Youth Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8229 9999
Email: mpriest@holdfast.sa.gov.au

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